What Drives Your Business: Passion or Misery?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 19, 2010

My father-in-law is a very successful entrepreneur and owns several businesses in various industries in several parts of the world. Before I ventured into my first start-up (a coffee business), he asked me what were my motivations for wanting to start this. I told him I had a friend who knows how to roast coffee beans really well. And there aren’t enough nice coffee shops in Dar to…

Back Your Passion and Achieve Success!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 25, 2010

Are you unfulfilled in your job? You are not alone. One-half of US employees are dissatisfied with their jobs, up from two-fifths 10 years ago. Perhaps it’s time to move on. But where? And will you be successful in your new job? Or would it be a case of “out of the frying pan into the fire”? You can minimize that risk. You should find a job that…

Finding Your Passion is Like Getting Married

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 17, 2009

A question tweeted by @DanSchawbel: “Who do you think wins: The person who has the most talent or the most drive?” Answer: “Results from the question: 90% drive over talent” What things do you have drive for? They are the things you are passionate about! Passion rules the game. When someone gets passionate about something it shows. Their emotions and true spirit for what they are doing come…

Embrace the Struggle as a Rising Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 5, 2009

My last article here on Under30 likely had you ready to jump off the couch and do some crazy _____with your life. I got some great feedback from everyone and it’s huge to hear someone say “Rob, your post was amazing, I’m so pumped”. That’s the easy part. Now onto step 2. The Real Deal: This road isn’t going to be easy. You already know that. Yet, I…

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